Remember when I used to make blog posts that had, like, an actual narrative? Those were the days. Today, let’s do something different. This is just a bunch of my thoughts. It’ll be like we’re on Livejournal (RIP all my approximately one million Livejournals).
-I bought my first smartphone a few weeks ago. Yes, it’s the year 2015 and up until now I was using what was basically a flip phone (it wasn’t, but let’s just say it was). Obviously, life is great (I can now access my Kindle books ANYWHERE), but the biggest excitement was discovering that my phone has a pedometer. For a goal-oriented obsessive weirdo like myself, this has been life-changing, probably for the worse. I wake up in the morning thinking about getting those 10,000 steps in, but let me tell you, it’s difficult to do so when you work in an office 8 hours a day and then you need to write at night. But have I been taking Merlin on extra walks and doing laps around the house while reading a book? Maybe. Maybe I have. Don’t judge me. Anyway, I figure I have a couple weeks left with this before it reduces me to frustrated tears because I have never, ever known when to quit, so I’m just enjoying it while it lasts.
-Things have been stressful lately, and since my brain has two speeds (“everything is great” vs. “we’re all going to die alone so who cares about anything”) I’ve been trying to keep things light. Don’t stop to think about anything upsetting, ever! I’m writing a book that heavily features anxiety, so you can guess how well that’s going. As a result, I’m incapable of reading anything even mildly upsetting. Lauren recommended All the Birds, Singing to me and while it’s creepy and weird and I’m really enjoying it, she did NOT mention all the grisly, graphic animal deaths it contains (or maybe she did and I blocked it out). So I’m currently in the midst of The Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts. Each book is about one of four friends who run a wedding planning business. Will they find love? Yes! And probably no sheep entrails will even be mentioned in the process. To say these are comforting is putting it mildly. If it’s past 9 pm, find me in the basement on my treadmill as I make my way through Savor the Moment (it’s about the baker) and try to get my last 2,000 steps in. I’d like to write about Nora’s books here on Welcome to Ladyville, but we’ll see if I can come up with anything to say other than “A++, distracted me from my emotions, would read again.”
-You know what’s great? Food. Really going out on a limb there, Kerry. One of my procratination/distraction methods of choice is cooking/baking. Lately I’ve made these chocolate donuts, this avocado/cucumber salad (thanks, Lauren!) twice, and these kale/sweet potato tacos. I’ve also been really into slushies from Sonic, but those involve no cooking. Did you know you can get Pop Rocks in your slushie, but they call them by the generic moniker “popping candy”?
Thanks for letting me livejournal at you, guys. What have you been doing/reading/eating?